UM Host Departments

J-1 Scholars

The University of Miami (UM) is the sponsor of the Exchange Visitor Program P-1-00212, which is administered by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Through the University's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, academic departments can bring qualified participants to UM departments to engage in nonclinical research, teaching, consultation, and long-term observation under the supervision of a UM faculty member. The University is authorized to sponsor exchange visitors in five categories: professor, research scholar, short-term scholar, specialist, and student. Students will not be discussed here. The other four categories are those that the University refers to as "international scholars." 

For your convenience and information, ISSS has created manuals geared specifically towards explaining to UM academic departments the various procedures for bringing an international to your department and hosting him or her here. If your department is located at the Coral Gables campus or the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campus, please look at the Exchange Visitor Policy and Procedure Manual for Coral Gables and RSMAS. If your department is located on the Miller School of Medicine campus, please look at the Exchange Visitor Policy and Procedure Manual for the Miller School of Medicine.

If you have any questions regarding the University of Miami's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, please contact Claudia Zitzmann, Director, International Scholar Services, at or at 305-284-2928.

University of Miami Exchange Visitor Program Policy and Procedure Coral Gables and RSMAS Campuses

 University of Miami Exchange Visitor Program Policy and Procedure Medical Campus